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Good. Scribner, 1902. Good HC, no DJ. Dark red-brown cloth over boards, gilt stamped French republican design on front cover; gilt stamped titles on spine; top edge gilt; 2 color title page. Clean covers and spine; split at spine head/rear cover joint has been reglued; few small chips at spine ends; tightly bound; bright, clean interior; few leaves badly opened at fore edge leaving ragged edges-all text unaffected. 8vo, 440 pp; index.
Blue decorated cloth. Plates. 380p. Spine sun-faded. Cover shows signs of shelf wear. Otherwise a clean and tight book in good condition. Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, sailor, satirist, man of letters, soldier and political activist. His Catholic faith had a strong impact on his works. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. Belloc became a naturalised British subject in 1902, while retaining his French citizenship. His poetry encompassed comic verses for children and religious poetry. His widely sold Cautionary Tales for Children included "Jim, who ran away from his nurse, and was eaten by a lion" and "Matilda, who told lies and was burnt to death". He also collaborated with G. K. Chesterton on a number of works. This book is one of Belloc's many historical studies. Here, he is concerned with one of the central figures of the French Revolution. Georges Jacques Danton (26 October 1759 – 5 April 1794) was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular as the first president of the Committee of Public Safety. Danton's role in the onset of the Revolution has been disputed; many historians describe him as "the chief force in the overthrow of the French monarchy and the establishment of the First French Republic". A moderating influence on the Jacobins, he was guillotined by the advocates of revolutionary terror after accusations of venality and leniency toward the enemies of the Revolution. This book is thus a part of Belloc's ongoing engagement with the French Revolution and its aftermath in Europe and modern thought.
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